SERVING Llanfyllin Show is a family tradition for new secretary Sian Lewis.

Members of her family have been involved for generations with the popular annual event, which has developed a reputation as the ‘friendly show’ and this year is being held on Saturday, August 8.

Sian, 24, of Caeau, Llanfyllin, follows in the footsteps of her late grandmother, Jean Lewis and stepmother Sue in taking on the role, while her late grandfather Trevor, father Peter and auntie Lynsey have all held multiple roles with the show.

A past show chairman, Peter still serves as sponsorship secretary and is a member of Powys County Council and Llanfyllin Town Council. His brothers, Bryn and Ian, are also stalwart show supporters.

“I have been attending Llanfyllin Show since I was in a pram and I don’t think that I have missed one since I was born,” said Sian. “Serving the show is a family tradition.”

For a number of years, chairmen have been appealing for young people to join the committee to guarantee it’s future. Sian stepped in to succeed Jill Hollinshead, who stepped down due to family commitments.

“I quite like being involved and didn’t want to see the show go downhill,” she said. “Jill did a great job and has passed on all the information and chairman Dyfrig Jones has been a big help.

“I am just hoping for a sunny day on August 8 and to bring something new to the show. Hopefully, we will attract a few more horses this year.

“Llanfyllin Show is very much a family event, where town and countryside mixes and I think it’s very important to the local agricultural community. Farming can be a lonely job and the show is one day in the year when everyone gathers and has a drink at the end of the day. It brings old and young people together.”

Sian is also secretary of Llanfyllin Young Farmers’ Club for five years and was secretary of last year’s Montgomeryshire YFC Rally, which was held in Llanfyllin.

She works on the family’s dairy, sheep and beef farm at Green Hall.

New show president Ianto Jones will be holding his President’s Lunch in a marquee at Plas Elltyn, on Sunday, July 26.